Homemade Car Bomb In Times Square Causes Big Panic, Labeled As Terrorist Activity

- By Bossip Staff

Car Bomb in Times Square

A car bomb nearly caused a bloodbath in the heart of Times Square yesterday as a homemade explosive device in an SUV parked outside the doors of “The Lion King” fizzled out.

The bomb caused a terror scare that forced thousands of people to evacuate the Crossroads of the World and turned Times Square into a ghost town for hours.
An unidentified T-shirt vendor, who is a Vietnam veteran, saw smoke billowing from a Nissan Pathfinder and alerted Police Officer Wayne Rhatigan, a mounted patrol cop, who looked inside the smoldering vehicle at around 6:30 p.m. on West 45th Street near Seventh Avenue in front of an entrance to the Minskoff Theatre, which houses the hugely popular Disney musical, Mayor Bloomberg said early this morning. Rhatigan, who has been on the force for 19 years, the last four in the Mounted Unit, smelled gunpowder and called in the Fire Department, which put out the car fire as he and two patrol officers cleared the area of civilians.

Bomb Squad members then searched the SUV, which bore Connecticut license plates that were actually registered to a Ford F-150, and found two gasoline cans, three propane tanks, electrical wires, black powder, consumer grade fireworks and two clocks, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. “I think the intent was to cause a significant ball of fire,” Kelly said. A Bomb Squad robot was used to handle the suspicious package in the back of the vehicle, officials said.

Bloomberg called the device “amateurish” but said that the city was “very lucky” because of the quick-thinking actions of the hero T-shirt vendor and Rhatigan.
There was a “box within a box” in the car, a 2X2X4 black gun locker, Kelly said. The Mayor added that the cameras, “couldn’t detect who was in the vehicle, how many were in the vehicle and what was in the vehicle.”

Cops were looking at other security videos from various cameras in the area that may have captured images of the suspect. Authorities searched the immediate area for any possible secondary devices, but no other areas were evacuated. Also an NYPD and federal manhunt for the suspect began. Investigators interviewed the person who had the license plates before they were put on the Pathfinder. That person is not a suspect and told officials that he dropped the plates off at a junkyard. Police are trying to track down the owner of that junkyard.

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  • John J

    1st

  • invader zim

    EVERYBODY knows that the gov’t planted that car there so they can start martial law in nyc and remove all the blacks jews and latinos, but the chinese can stay for some odd reason

  • ReALiSt AKA ReALeSt (Mis-Education of Prof. Henry Louis Gates)

    Lol! This is fake as fu@k!!

  • Nubian King

    It’s bound to happen….it took 3 X for malcontents finally to destroy the World Trade Center……New York has a powder keg of problems…..see if they crack down on illegal immigrants (Mexicans mainly, Europeans secondly) they will have to actually pay people a living wage their……(they) the “white” power stucture, though it be only 1/3 of the population do not want this.

    Now since New York will not crack down on immigration it will continue to have a open door policy for any malcontent from the middle east or people willing to kill for that agenda living amonst them, slowly but surely this malcontents will turn New York into
    “BAGDAD WEST”.

    New York is smaller example of a bigger problem that Western Nations are having, however New York is a better example of Americas “race’ problem….I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a Black man that was not a muslim but a Pan-AFICAN Nationalist who wanted to cause havoc and initiate a blowback so that Africans in America would feel some pressure to fight for their liberation…..

  • sean-slade

    First I’d like to thank those 3 pigs for preventing what could have been a catastrophe.

    Second I’d like to say I think the government was behind this s*it in some fashion.

  • Soul Man

    SOL BLACKMAN WAS HERE.

  • R_U_Trying_To_Prove_Her_Right?

    But for the incompetence of the bomb maker, a great TRAGEDY was avoided.

    This is inexcusable — that is one of the most visited sites in the WORLD.

    If the cops have to rely on alert street vendors to protect the city, God help us.

  • http://deleted white male

    freakin taliban

  • education is key

    our SAFETY is more important than an illegals rights

  • always knew

    The biggest joke of all. They demand rights in this country. Mexico continue to outsource it’s welfare to us, and we pay. Most of them don’ even pay taxes, but get tax returns, welfare, etc. benefits that they should not be getting,then they take over with their anchor babies and start groups like “La Raza” which means The Race. Then they start protesting, (which they don’t do in Mexico) then STUPID blks join them, when here is no common pight.Do they ever join our groups, when blks are being victimized? Right.

  • don

    IT Sounds like another STUPID caribben plot to me:

    the jamaica shoe bomber was too dumb
    the JFK caribban plotter was too dumb
    the Sears tower caribban plotter was too dumb
    and the african underwear bomber was too dumb

  • education is key

    @always knew
    U R ON POINT. I HEARD THAT AL SHARPTON WAS SUPPORTING ARIZONA’S NEW LAW UNTIL HE HAD A MEETING WITH OBAMA AND CHANGED HIS TUNE. CAN U BELIEVE IT??? DOESN’T OBAMA KNOW WHAT MEXICANS DID TO BLACKS IN CALIFORNIA? DOES HE CARE??? DOES HE CARE ONLY THAT THESE ILLEGALS VOTE FOR HIM REGARDLESS OF THE CARNAGE?

  • always knew

    Even if you dont care about them taking our jobs. And you don’t care about them taking over America.

    Do you know what AZTLAN is? Do you know what La Raza means?

    Before you join hands with these people, that would rather kill you than deal with you, maybe you should find out…

  • always knew

    http://www.mayorno.com/WhoIsMecha.html

    ONe last thing before I go, I want you to think about Mexico. What is the immigration law their country? They have severe penalties for illegal immigration…

    While we idly sit back and let anyone in, What you get is what you deserve.

    Back your own and stand with Americans against ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. Before it’s too late…

    You do nothing, you only have yourself to blame…

  • education is key

    could u elaborate?

  • Come on!

    All of you are blaming the Taliban. See how American propaganda works? You hear the word “terrorist” and immediately think Middle East. Car bombs have been used by various peoples…even the Mafia enjoyed using that as a method to rid themselves of potential enemies.

  • Intellectual One

    Oh, this is very real! Let’s not joke of the severity of this issue.

    I was in Times Square last night, and was actually forced to vacate the area. It was scary; not knowing if this “threat” was real or a few officers overreacting.

    It speaks volumes of the times of our nation.

  • always knew

    What I meant is Mexio’s immigration policy to the United States and other counties…

    For example, when you go to Mexico, you can’t protest. That’s cause to get locked up indefinitely. When you try to immigrate to Mexico, you must be able to support yourself, without needing a job from their country, you must also be able to support all of your dependents, without their help. And other foreigners, like Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Brazilians are JAILED just for being ILLEGAL. They are permanently locked up. for sneaking into their country.

    Why is it so wrong,to screen who comes here? Why would you not want our borders secure?

    Do you want people to keep coming here and letting everyone through?? The next time won’t be an accident…

    They do not a.s.s.i.m.i.l.a.t.e like every other culture, the reason that they don’t, is because they want to take over America, and repopulate her with all their anchor children. Thereby turning America into Mexico..

    And in Mexico, you have to be Mexican in order to buy land or a house. Yet we let them into or communtities with all kinds of criminal records. Mexico sends all their drug cartel members, gang members, up here to eradicate blks and whts, so they can speed up the takeover process…

    If you let them, this is your fault..

  • always knew

    87% of all illegal or undocumented aliens are criminals. Check your statistics…

    Most that are caught down here are:Child molesters, rapists, murderers, gang members, id thieves, drug cartels, deported several times, but always find their way back into our country, etc.. One day one of them will make a deal with our enemies and come thhrough AZ, unguarded and unprotected. They will choose a BIG city, up north to make their point…

    Good luck, liberala and swirlers.. It’s coming…And I don’t think you can stop it..

    SECURE THE BORDER.STAND WITH AMERICANS AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

  • always knew

    SHOULD’VE BEEN LIBERALS- excuse the typo.

  • education is key

    Yes and double Yes. I want all the illegals to go. They are killing more of our people on American soil than in the war, and the police cant catch them because they have no death or birth records of any kind in this country, and they don’t generally use their REAL names.

  • education is key

    @always knew
    U R so right. After they destroy America THEN THEY WILL GLADLY GO HOME, AND WE WILL HAVE NO WHERE TO GO, BECAUSE THEIR DIRTY SELVES WILL GIVE US NO JOB, AND NO NOTHING.

  • Too Dumb #1

    ORLAND,FL –A Jamaican national was arrested after checking a bag at Orlando International Airport that contained the makings of pipe bombs, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The FBI detained Kevin Brown, 32, after a TSA “behavior specialist” spotted him during check-in yesterday. He was charged with attempting to carry an explosive device onto an aircraft; a federal judge denied him bail at a hearing today.

  • Reality

    @ Always knew, only 0.01 percent of illegals are criminals, the majority of criminals are white we all know this. I don’t like mexicans attitudes towards us kings and queens at times but we as a people need to unite like days of old🙂 this smells of deception and as one said the mafia can carryout a hit on their enemies and blame shall shift on Alkeida or whatever. Yes Arabs don’t really like us because we started civilisation period. Also the know who built Egypt so all you bow tie wearing brothers need to awaken to reality.

  • why u have to take your shoes off

    A man accused of walking aboard an American Airlines flight over the weekend with explosives in his shoes and trying to light them calmly entered a U.S. District courtroom Monday morning to face charges related to the incident. The FBI’s preliminary analysis of Reid’s shoes showed they contained “two functional improvised explosive devices,” federal authorities said. Government sources said that Reid, who identified himself as a convert to Islam, has a British mother and a Jamaican father.

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